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History Students Learn How the Depression Affected Effingham

Effingham County Museum Representative Delanie Dondaldson spent a Monday with Mr. Ervin's and Mrs. Wyckoff's Effingham High School American History II classes. Mr. Donaldson was invited to discuss how the Great Depression affected Effingham County. He brought in pictures from families throughout Effingham County, a group picture from a CCC camp in Northern Illinois, and a pillowcase and postcard from a CCC camp. Mr. Donaldson shared how farmers in Effingham experienced drought, heat wave,and a constant insect problem as well as the two "Hoovervilles" set up by the transients that passed through Effingham County. Because of this presentation, students were able to connect their study of the Great Depression from the classroom to Effingham's local history.

Student Shares Ideas to Young Writers
Young author A. Hortenstine was a guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Young Heart Writers.  She offered the group some ideas about self-publishing and also spoke about her own poetry and writing habits.
Family and Consumer Science Dept Visits EIU
EHS Child and Day Care Class and FACS Club recently attended a Field Trip to EIU. They toured the Family and Consumer Science Department and several other buildings on campus. They also participated in a dress making challenge in the textiles lab.
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English II Students Share Their Writing
Sophomore English students recently traveled to Southside Elementary School to share their children's books with 1st and 2nd graders. Many Southside students enjoyed giving the young author's some editorial input while the author's themselves appreciated the opportunity to showcase their work and to visit briefly with former teachers.
French 4 Visits Pekara Bakehouse
The French 4 students went to Pekara Bakehouse April 5 in Champaign to experience a true European bakery. While there, students learned how to hand roll baguettes and croissants and then got to practice their new skills. After the bakery tour, they went to Pekara Bistro for lunch. They all came home with a baguette, a pain au chocolat, and a great experience to remember.
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